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Der Alabasterer.
Der Alabasterer.
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼").
A scene in a alabaster sculptor's workshop, one figure turns some alabaster at a machine, in the background a figure carves a large block of alabaster with a huge saw. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 38915]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Marchande d'Eau-de-Vie. [Brandy seller.]
Le Marchande d'Eau-de-Vie. [Brandy seller.]
[Anon.]
[Paris, n.d., c.1775.]
Etching printed in red, laid paper, very scarce,175 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾".
Four lines of verse below title; numbered '58' upper right. After Edme Bouchardon (1698-1762) famous series "Etudes dans le bas peuple prises ou les cris de Paris". Bouchardon executed drawings of Paris street merchants, Cris de Paris, that were widely distributed as engravings; some figures were reproduced in porcelain by the Meissen porcelain manufactory.
[Ref: 22951]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Marchande d'Eau de vie.
Marchande d'Eau de vie. Qui veut boire la goulte? No 83.
Carle Vernet. S. lith de Delpech.
[Paris, n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured lithograph with very large margins. Printed area 300 x 140mm (11¾ x 5½").
A woman selling brandy, calling 'Who will drink a drop?'. One of a series, 'Cris de Paris', depicting Parisian street vendors, lithographed by François Séraphin Delpech (1778-1825) after Antoine Charles Horace (Carle) Vernet (1758-1836).
[Ref: 33222]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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23. [Alderman.]
23. [Alderman.]
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand coloured etching with aquatint. Sheet 340 x 250mm (13¼ x 10").
An alderman in red robe and wig, standing on a building side south of the Thames, with St Paul's Cathedral clearly visible. The print was published in 'The Costume of Great Britain', a work notable for portraying British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430.
[Ref: 28721]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Buy a new Almanack Almanachs Nouveaux Lunary dell Anno Nuovo.
Buy a new Almanack Almanachs Nouveaux Lunary dell Anno Nuovo. 38.
MLauron delin:
P Tempest exc: Cum privilegio [n.d. c.1740.]
Hand-coloured etching and engraving; paper 18th century watermarked. Plate 248 x 164mm. 9¾ x 6½".
An almanac seller walking to right with basket of books around her neck. From "The Cryes of the City of London Drawne after the Life".
[Ref: 28180]   £220.00  
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[Alum Works]
[Alum Works]
Geo. Walker Del. Engraved by R. Havell
Publish'd by Robinson & Son, Leeds, March 1, 1814.
Aquatint printed in colour with accompanying text sheet, each 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½").
Trades print, from George Walker's 'The Costume of Yorkshire', with explanatory text sheet which reads: 'There are various alum works on the coast of Yorkshire, to the north of Scarborough, and particularly in the neighbourhood of Whitby, which carry on a very extensive trade. It is impossible, within the compass of a print or drawing, to give an adequate idea of the sublimity of the alum rocks and neighbouring scenery; the annexed Plate therefore can only be given as a very faint and humble miniature.'
[Ref: 43699]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Plate XXXII Alum Works.]
[Plate XXXII Alum Works.]
Geo. Walker Del. Engraved by R. Havell.
Publish'd by Robinson & Son, Leeds, March 1, 1814.
Hand-coloured aquatint, with letterpress, J. Whatman watermark 1811. Plate: 280 x 375mm (11 x 14¾").
A view of an alum works on the Yorkshire coast, north of Scarborough. From 'The Costume of Yorkshire' by George Walker.
[Ref: 47008]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ambulant Scrivener]
[Ambulant Scrivener] Il Segretario Ambulante
Letty 1825 [after Maria de Vito]
Very fine watercolour, 190 x 145mm (7½ x 5¾"). Glued to backing sheet.
Fine copy of an Italian lithograph, one of five in a set depicting Italian professions and costumes.
For an impression of the source lithograph see V&A Museum, museum number E.1160-1963
[Ref: 41094]   £260.00  
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Shoe-Black.
Shoe-Black.
Amiconi Pinx. Wagner Sculp. 1739
Etching, sheet 245 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Trimmed to image and text; false margins added.
Young boy the tools of her trade of polishing boots; London architecture behind. One of a series of 'Cries of London' engraved by Joseph Wagner (1706-1780) after his teacher Jacopo Amigoni (c.1685-1752). Wagner and Amigoni worked in London in the 1730s, setting up a print studio which produced these prints and others after Amigoni, who was a successful painter of portraits, history paintings and decorative scenes for London houses. Some commissions were at the expense of Hogarth, who prevented Amigoni from obtaining a commission at St Bartholomew's Hospital by volunteering himself for the task. The British Museum's impression of this print has the Venetian privilege lettering 'C.P.E.S.' lower right, presumably showing that after first publishing the print in London (as here), Wagner took the plate back to Venice and continued to print impressions there.
[Ref: 38857]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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An Apple Mill.
An Apple Mill.
J. Mynde sc.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Sheet: 210 x 160mm (8¼ x 6¼"). Offsetting. Trimmed.
A diagram of an apple mill.
[Ref: 44598]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Art of Limning.
The Art of Limning.
Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine for J.Hinton at the King's Arms in St Paul's Church-Yard, London 1748.
Engraving. 195 x 230mm. Binding folds flattened.
The art of painting or drawing, derived from the Middle English word 'limnen', to illuminate (a manuscript).
[Ref: 6979]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Sale Room of Mr. Tho.s Price,
The Sale Room of Mr. Tho.s Price, Auctioneer, Appraiser & Estate Agent, in the Assembly Rooms, Cheltenham.
Printed & Published by S.Y. Griffith & Co, Cheltenham.
Steel engraving. 150 x 230mm (6 x 9") very large margins.
Am auctioneer's room during viewing, with the tables stacked high with illustrated books, published in Griffith's 'New Historical Description of Cheltenham'.
[Ref: 40507]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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No. 47. [Baker.]
No. 47. [Baker.]
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand coloured etching with aquatint. Sheet 340 x 250mm (13¼ x 10").
A man with a white apron carrying two large baskets of bread down a path. The print was published in 'The Costume of Great Britain', a work notable for portraying British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430.
[Ref: 28715]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Marchand de Gateaux. Bruxelles.
Marchand de Gateaux. Bruxelles.
J.J. Eeckhout fc. Déposé. Lith: de Burggraaff.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Hand coloured lithograph. 241 x 190mm. 9½ x 7½". Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
Scene in Brussels, a cake seller: a young man holding a basket in one hand, strapped across his chest. In the other hand he holds a slice of cake.
[Ref: 16225]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Barnwinder.]
[The Barnwinder.]
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼").
A scene showing several figures. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 39080]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Bell Foundry.]
[The Bell Foundry.]
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼"). Very large margins. Foxing.
A scene in a bell maker's foundry, three figures are hard a work the tools of their trade arehung up on the wall behind them and on the bench lie bells of various shapes and sizes. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 38912]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Portraits of the Bellmen in the Wonderful Magazine, Part II
Portraits of the Bellmen in the Wonderful Magazine, Part II [with a collection of Bellmen's verses published in the Wonderful Magazine]
[c.1793]
Woodcut with 44pp text; engraving approx 370 x 270mm (14½ x 10½"); text sheets 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5"). Engraving folded and attached to smaller sheet, as issued, with tears etc. Rare
From the 'Wonderful Magazine', an entertaining but short-lived periodical founded in 1793 by the hack writer and bookseller Henry Lemoine (1756-1812). 'Bellman's verses' were a regular feature in the magazine, and are here accompanied by likenesses of various criers ('A Dull Dutchman'; 'The Giant of the Bank'; 'Death's Harbinger', etc).
[Ref: 39662]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Blacksmith's Shop.
A Blacksmith's Shop.
Engraved by Miss Hawksworth from a Picture by G. Jones Esq.r.
Published Feb.y 1.st 1813 by J. Hawksworth. 9 Barnsbury Street, Islington.
Rare engraving. Sheet size: 370 x 415mm (14½ x 16¼"). Small mark below title on left.
An interior view of a workshop with a blacksmith leaning at the right beside the forge, watching a child taking a rod of metal from the bath before him. Various tools and instruments hang on the wall behind.
[Ref: 38434]   £320.00  
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Doctor Syntax & Bookseller.
Doctor Syntax & Bookseller.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
[n.d., c.1820].
Hand coloured etching with aquatint. Sheet: 150 x 249mm. (6 x 9¾").
The fictional 19th century clergyman 'Dr. Syntax’ at his desk in his study talking to a portly bookseller; scrolling map hanging on wall behind. From 'The Tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of the picturesque' by William Combe. The various tours following the escapades of Dr. Syntax were a satire on William Gilpin’s series of picturesque journeys to different parts of England. By Thomas Rowlandson (1757 - 1827).
Abbey Life 269, 26.
[Ref: 30293]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elderly woman blacking a shoe.]
[Elderly woman blacking a shoe.]
T. Orde invt. et fec.t 1768,
Etching, platemark 130 x 85mm (5 x 3¼"), with large margins.
Etching by Thomas Orde-Powlett (1746-1807), politician also known for his etched caricatures (mostly of Cambridge celebrities) which were published by his drawing-master, the well-known printmaker James Bretherton. An impression in the British Museum is inscribed verso 'Shoeblack of Trin[ity] Coll[ege] Camb[ridge]'.
[Ref: 41704]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two Brewers.] No. 12.
[Two Brewers.] No. 12.
[W.H. Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albermarle Street, Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand-coloured etching, watermark J. Whatman. Sheet: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾").
A portrait of two brewers carrying a large barrell. A plate from 'Costume of Great Britain'.
[Ref: 44604]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Brewery.] Plate VII. Engraved for the Supplement. Facing Brew-House.
[Brewery.] Plate VII. Engraved for the Supplement. Facing Brew-House.
Printed for J. Hinton in Newgate Street. [n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Plate: 350 x 220mm (13¾ x 8¾"). Foxing.
A view inside a brewery showing men stirring the contents of a large barrell with large poles.
[Ref: 44594]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the British Plate Glass Warehouse.
View of the British Plate Glass Warehouse.
[n.d.. c.1810.]
Aquatint, sheet 130 x 200mm (5 x 8"). Trimmed from larger sheet.
The British Plate Glass Warehouse in Southwark, London. Situated on the south side of Blackfriars Bridge, here the Surrey Institution and Christchurch can be seen in the background. Thomas Girtin made his famous London panorama from the rooftop of the warehouse. The site is now occupied by a large pub, Doggetts.
For an uncut sheet also showing the British Plate Glass Manufactory see ref. 142.
[Ref: 37945]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Calico Printing.] Plate XII. Engraved for the Supplement. Facing Calico-printing.
[Calico Printing.] Plate XII. Engraved for the Supplement. Facing Calico-printing.
Printed for J. Hinton in Newgate Street. [n.d., c.1750]
Engraving. Plate: 350 x 220mm (13¾ x 8¾"), large margins. Light foxing.
A view in a fabric printing workshop showing figures printing onto rolls of fabric with blocks and two women painting onto calico.
[Ref: 44591]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Claufürmacher.
Der Claufürmacher.
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼"). Large margins.
A depiction of a clasp maker's workshop in which two figures are at work, finished claps lie on the bench alongside a large book with clasps. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 38898]   £220.00  
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[Coal-Heavers.]
[Coal-Heavers.]
[W.H. Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albermarle Street, Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand-coloured aquatint, with letterpress sheet. Sheet: 365 x 250mm (14½ x 9¾"). Stapled at top right corner.
A scene showing two coal heavers filling up a sack of coal by the side of a river. A plate from 'Costume of Great Britain'.
[Ref: 44611]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cook. La Cuisiniere.
The Cook. La Cuisiniere. From an Original in the Louvre.
J. Bouvier Lith.o Printed by Dean & Munday.
London, Published March, 1830, by A. Friedel, 34 Surry Street, Strand.
Lithograph, rare with large margins. 406 x 272mm. 16 x 10¾".
Inside a kitchen a cook is stood skinning a fish on the counter by the window. From a Dutch genre scene.
[Ref: 24879]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Interior of the Copper & Brass Works
Interior of the Copper & Brass Works belonging to Wm & Russell Pontiex, & E. Goldwin, No. 46, 47 & 48 Shoe Lane.
[Draw]n & Publish'd, by Pyne, & Nattes. / J. Hill Aquatinta.
[c.1806]
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 280 x 345mm (11 x 13½"). Trimmed inside platemark (losing start of text on left); laid on conservation tissue. Very scarce.
Unusual interior view of the coppersmiths, founders and copper plate makers run by William and Russell Pontifex and Edward Goldwin on Shoe Lane, which runs between Holborn and Fleet Street in central London. The business sold copper plates which in the early 19th century were still widely used by printmakers.
See National Portrait Gallery online database of British artists' suppliers, 1650-1950.
[Ref: 37628]   £260.00  
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A Coroners Inquest.
A Coroners Inquest. Juror_ The Man's alive Sir, for he has open'd one eye. Coroner_Sir the doctor declar'd him Dead two hours since & he must remain Dead Sir, so I shall proceed with the Inquest.
F. Delt.
London. Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean 26 Haymarket 1826.
Aquatint with fine hand-colouring, platemark 210 x 250mm (8¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed; glued to backing sheet at corners.
BM Satires 15361.
[Ref: 41566]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Pl.34. Le Coton et son emploi. No.1. Recolte du Coton. No.2. Nègres occupies à metre le coton en balles. No.3. Cardage du Coton. No.4. Filature du Coton. No.5. Fabricant de Bas.
Pl.34. Le Coton et son emploi. No.1. Recolte du Coton. No.2. Nègres occupies à metre le coton en balles. No.3. Cardage du Coton. No.4. Filature du Coton. No.5. Fabricant de Bas.
[n.d. c.1850.]
Hand-coloured engraving. 165 x 235mm. 6½ x 9¼".
The production of cotton where slaves are employed to carry out the manual labour, leaving the machinery tasks to the the white men and women.
[Ref: 15480]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Cries of London Plate 6th.  Knives, Scissars, and Razors to Grind.
Cries of London Plate 6th. Knives, Scissars, and Razors to Grind. Couteaux, Ciseaux, Rasoirs a repasser.
Painted by F. Wheatley R.A. Engraved by G. Vendramini.
London Pub.d as the Act Directs, Jan.1. 1795, by Colnaghi & Co. No.132 Pall Mall.
Very fine stipple, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet: 320 x 410mm, (12½ x 16"). Trimmed within plate.
A knife grinder, speaking to two women, who hand him a pair of scissors. From the famous 'Cries of London' series after paintings by Francis Wheatley (1747 - 1801).
[Ref: 39975]   £450.00   view all images for this item
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Round & Sound Five Pence a Pound Duke Cherries.
Round & Sound Five Pence a Pound Duke Cherries. Cerises douces, Cerises, â la douce Cerise. Cries of London. Plate 8th.
Painted by F. Wheatly R.A. Directed by L. Schiavonetti. Engraved by A. Cardon
London Pub.d as the Act directs. June 25th. 1795 by Colnaghi & Co. No. 132 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in sepia, with very large margins. 415 x 320mm (16¼ x 12½").
A cherry seller gives a bunch to two small boys, while a young drayman stands nearby.
[Ref: 28150]   £320.00  
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Hot Spice Gingerbread, Smoaking hot.
Hot Spice Gingerbread, Smoaking hot. Du Croquet de Pain d'Epices. Cries of London. Plate 12.
Painted by F. Wheatley R.A. Engraved by Vendramini.
London Pub.d as the Act directs. June 25th. 1795 by Colnaghi & Co. No. 132 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in sepia, with very large margins. 415 x 320mm (16¼ x 12½").
Children around a barrow with slabs of gingerbread on a cloth. This is one of thirteen plates in Wheatley’s ‘Cries of London’, the most famous version of a popular theme in English printmaking. The shouts and songs of the street traders advertising their wares were a part of city life and inspired a number of artists of different styles, from these idealised scenes to the more raucous caricatures drawn by Rowlandson. Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) exhibited fourteen painted ‘Cries’ at the Royal Academy between 1792-5, with enough success for Colnaghi to commission some of the best engravers in England, including brothers Luigi and Niccolo Schiavonetti, Giovanni Vendramini & Thomas Gaugain to reproduce thirteen of the series in stipple. These were available as separate prints or as a set and were a great success (even abroad, as denoted by the French version of the titles), and have remained popular to this day.
[Ref: 28151]   £350.00  
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A New Love Song only ha'penny a piece.
A New Love Song only ha'penny a piece. Chanson nouvelles deux sols le livret. Cries of London Plate 11.
Painted by F. Wheatley R.A. Engraved by A. Cardon.
London Pub.d as the Act directs 1st. March 1796 by Colnaghi & Co. (late Torres) No.127 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet 410 x 320mm (16¼ x 12½"). Trimmed to plate, repaired tear bottom left.
A ballad seller with strip ballads, selling to two men, behind them two women with a child, and a small boy feeding a dog in the centre. This is one of thirteen plates in Wheatley’s ‘Cries of London’, the most famous version of a popular theme in English printmaking. The shouts and songs of the street traders advertising their wares were a part of city life and inspired a number of artists of different styles, from these idealised scenes to the more raucous caricatures drawn by Rowlandson. Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) exhibited fourteen painted ‘Cries’ at the Royal Academy between 1792-5, with enough success for Colnaghi to commission some of the best engravers in England, including brothers Luigi and Niccolo Schiavonetti, Giovanni Vendramini & Thomas Gaugain to reproduce thirteen of the series in stipple. These were available as separate prints or as a set and were a great success (even abroad, as denoted by the French version of the titles), and have remained popular to this day.
[Ref: 28148]   £220.00  
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New Mackrel. New Mackrel.
New Mackrel. New Mackrel. Maquereux, Maquereux frais et Gros. Cries of London Plate 5th.
Painted by F. Wheatly R.A. Engraved by N. Schiavonetti Jun.r.
London Pub.d as the Act Directs, Jan.1. 1795 by Colnaghi & Co. No.132 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet 410 x 320mm (16 x 12½"). Trimmed to plate.
A fishwife, selling fish to two women at their doorstep. This is one of thirteen plates in Wheatley’s ‘Cries of London’, the most famous version of a popular theme in English printmaking. The shouts and songs of the street traders advertising their wares were a part of city life and inspired a number of artists of different styles, from these idealised scenes to the more raucous caricatures drawn by Rowlandson. Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) exhibited fourteen painted ‘Cries’ at the Royal Academy between 1792-5, with enough success for Colnaghi to commission some of the best engravers in England, including brothers Luigi and Niccolo Schiavonetti, Giovanni Vendramini & Thomas Gaugain to reproduce thirteen of the series in stipple. These were available as separate prints or as a set and were a great success (even abroad, as denoted by the French version of the titles), and have remained popular to this day.
[Ref: 28145]   £320.00  
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Do you want any Matches?
Do you want any Matches? Marchande d'Allumettes, achetè mes bonnes allumettes. Cries of London Plate 4th.
Painted by F. Wheatly R.A. Engraved by A. Cardon.
London Pub as the Act Directs July 1794 by Colnaghi & Co, no. 132 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet 410 x 320mm (16 x 12½"). Trimmed to plate, repaired tear top left.
A young woman holding matches in her hand, with a small boy, who also carries matches, standing in the street; carriage in the background. This is one of thirteen plates in Wheatley’s ‘Cries of London’, the most famous version of a popular theme in English printmaking. The shouts and songs of the street traders advertising their wares were a part of city life and inspired a number of artists of different styles, from these idealised scenes to the more raucous caricatures drawn by Rowlandson. Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) exhibited fourteen painted ‘Cries’ at the Royal Academy between 1792-5, with enough success for Colnaghi to commission some of the best engravers in England, including brothers Luigi and Niccolo Schiavonetti, Giovanni Vendramini & Thomas Gaugain to reproduce thirteen of the series in stipple. These were available as separate prints or as a set and were a great success (even abroad, as denoted by the French version of the titles), and have remained popular to this day.
[Ref: 28144]   £260.00  
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Milk below Maids.
Milk below Maids. Qui veut du lait il est tout chaud.
Painted by F. Wheatley R.A. Engraved by L. Schiavonetti.
London Pub.d as the Act Directs July 2. 1793 by Colnaghi & Co N.132 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet 410 x 320mm (16 x 12½"). Trimmed to plate.
A milkmaid standing by a doorway, with two pails by her feet. She hands a small pail of milk to two young children. An early example: later states have 'Second plate of the Cries of London' added in English and French around the title. This is one of thirteen plates in Wheatley’s ‘Cries of London’, the most famous version of a popular theme in English printmaking. The shouts and songs of the street traders advertising their wares were a part of city life and inspired a number of artists of different styles, from these idealised scenes to the more raucous caricatures drawn by Rowlandson. Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) exhibited fourteen painted ‘Cries’ at the Royal Academy between 1792-5, with enough success for Colnaghi to commission some of the best engravers in England, including brothers Luigi and Niccolo Schiavonetti, Giovanni Vendramini & Thomas Gaugain to reproduce thirteen of the series in stipple. These were available as separate prints or as a set and were a great success (even abroad, as denoted by the French version of the titles), and have remained popular to this day.
[Ref: 28146]   £220.00  
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Two bunches a penny primroses, two bunches a penny.
Two bunches a penny primroses, two bunches a penny. A un sou mes deux poignees de primeroses, a un sou.
Painted by F. Wheatley R.A. Engraved by L. Schiavonetti.
London Pub.d as the Act Directs July 2 by Colnaghi and Co N.132 Pall Mall. 1793.
Stipple, printed in sepia, with large margins. 420 x 330mm (16½ x 13").
Flower sellers, a young woman and two small children, hold baskets and bunches of primroses on the street. This is one of thirteen plates in Wheatley’s ‘Cries of London’, the most famous version of a popular theme in English printmaking. The shouts and songs of the street traders advertising their wares were a part of city life and inspired a number of artists of different styles, from these idealised scenes to the more raucous caricatures drawn by Rowlandson. Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) exhibited fourteen painted ‘Cries’ at the Royal Academy between 1792-5, with enough success for Colnaghi to commission some of the best engravers in England, including brothers Luigi and Niccolo Schiavonetti, Giovanni Vendramini & Thomas Gaugain to reproduce thirteen of the series in stipple. These were available as separate prints or as a set and were a great success (even abroad, as denoted by the French version of the titles), and have remained popular to this day.
[Ref: 28149]   £320.00  
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Sweet China Oranges, sweet China.
Sweet China Oranges, sweet China. Oranges sucrees, Oranges fines. Cries of London Plate 3rd.
Painted by F. Wheatley R.A. Engraved by L. Schiavonetti.
London Pub.d as the Act Directs July 1794 by Colnaghi & Co No.132 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet 410 x 320mm (16 x 12½"). Trimmed to plate.
Two fashionably dressed women buy oranges from a man with two full baskets. This is one of thirteen plates in Wheatley’s ‘Cries of London’, the most famous version of a popular theme in English printmaking. The shouts and songs of the street traders advertising their wares were a part of city life and inspired a number of artists of different styles, from these idealised scenes to the more raucous caricatures drawn by Rowlandson. Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) exhibited fourteen painted ‘Cries’ at the Royal Academy between 1792-5, with enough success for Colnaghi to commission some of the best engravers in England, including brothers Luigi and Niccolo Schiavonetti, Giovanni Vendramini & Thomas Gaugain to reproduce thirteen of the series in stipple. These were available as separate prints or as a set and were a great success (even abroad, as denoted by the French version of the titles), and have remained popular to this day.
[Ref: 28147]   £260.00  
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Adverts for Crosskill's Prize Reaping Machines, Waggons, and Carts, plus three verso adverts.
Adverts for Crosskill's Prize Reaping Machines, Waggons, and Carts, plus three verso adverts.
Hare [in image lower right, c.1850]
Woodblock printed on both sides, sheet 230 x 370mm (9 x 14½").
Advertisement for agricultural machinery.
[Ref: 44129]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Buy my Curds and Whey.
Buy my Curds and Whey.
[L. P. Boitard.]
[n.d., c.1821]
Engraving. Plate: 160 x 250mm (6¼ x 9¾") large margins.
A scene showing a woman offering a cup of curd, a dairy product, to a boy. A plate from 'The Cryes of the City of London Drawne after the Life', a later impression.
[Ref: 44644]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Craftsmen and Artists] Tab. LVIII.
[Craftsmen and Artists] Tab. LVIII.
D. Chodowiecki del. De Berger, Sculpsit Berolini.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate: 185 x 240mm (7¼ x 9½") large margins on 3 sides. Tears in bottom left corner.
Four vignettes showing craftmen at their work, the scenes show a man working at a machine, an artist working at a canvas, a sculptor chiseling at a sculpture and a clerk writing at a desk. From a series by German artist Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801).
[Ref: 46421]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Craftsmen and Artists] Tab. LVI.
[Craftsmen and Artists] Tab. LVI.
[D. Chodowiecki.]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate: 185 x 230mm (7¼ x 9") large margins on 3 sides. Tears in bottom left corner.
Four vignettes showing craftmen at their work in their workshops including a foundry. From a series by German artist Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801).
[Ref: 46422]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Craftsmen and Tradesmen] Tab. XIX.
[Craftsmen and Tradesmen] Tab. XIX.
D. Chodowiecki del. Schufter fec.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate: 180 x 230mm (7 x 9") large margins. Tears in bottom left corner outside plate.
Four vignettes showing men and women at their trades. The first vignette shows gardeners working in an ornate garden, the second shows laundresses washing and ironing. The third shows a cobblers workshop and the final scene shows a tailors workshop where a man is being measured for a new suit. From a series by German artist Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801).
[Ref: 46423]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scenes of Daily Life] Tab. LIV.
[Scenes of Daily Life] Tab. LIV.
D. Chodowiecki del. C. W. Bock fc. Lipsi sc.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate: 185 x 240mm (7¼ x 9½") large margins on 3 sides.
Seven vignettes showing scenes of daily life. The scenes include a carriage being driven past some beggars, a young boy being shown an experiment, a woman and girl conversing while working. Other scenes include a shop, butter churner and a scene showing a crowd rushing to put out a fire. From a series by German artist Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801).
[Ref: 46420]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)

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[A Dairy.]
[A Dairy.]
[French n.d., c.1785.]
Stipple. Plate: 225 x 195mm (9 x 7¾"). Tear in top edge. Small margins on 3 sides.
A scene at a dairy in which two children drink from a milk urn, a woman churns butter inside a house and two women, one holding a yoke, the other a pail have a conversation.
[Ref: 44636]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Going to Milk.
Going to Milk.
H. O'Neill del.t.
Printed by Lefevre & Co.
Hand-coloured lithograph with gum arabic. Sheet: 195 x 245mm (7¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to printed border and around title.
A scene showing a young woman, holding a milkpale, with two cows in background.
[Ref: 44638]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Diamond Cutters Wheel and Mill.
Diamond Cutters Wheel and Mill.
B. Cole sculp.
Engrav'd for the New Universal Magazine, 1754.
Engraving. Plate: 230 x 195mm (9 x 7¾"). Creasing as normal. Foxing.
A view in a diamond cutters workshop showing several men at work.
[Ref: 44597]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Distillery.] Plate XXIX Engraved for the Supplement. Facing Malt-distillery.
[Distillery.] Plate XXIX Engraved for the Supplement. Facing Malt-distillery.
Printed for J. Hinton in Newgate Street. [n.d., c.1750.]
Foxing.
A view inside a malt distillery.
[Ref: 44595]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr. Syntax in the Glass-House.
Dr. Syntax in the Glass-House.
Drawn by T. Rowlandson.
[R. Ackermann, n.d. c.1820.]
Coloured aquatint. 158 x 250mm. 6¼ x 9¾".
Dr Syntax and another man blowing glass, a man to the far left prods the man behind. Onlookers applaud in delight. From 'The Second Tour of Dr Syntax. In Search of Consolation'.
[Ref: 23558]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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